24 Hours of Le Mans (Photo by Melissa Warren)After three action-packed qualifying sessions, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID is on pole position for the 87th édition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

In the second qualifying session, Kamui Kobayashi completed a lap of the 13.626-km circuit in 03:15.497 in the #7 he shares car with Mike Conway and José María López.

Last year’s winning car, driven by Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso clocked 03:15.908 to join its sister car on the front row of the grid.

The #17 BR Engineering BR1-AER fielded by Russian team SMP Racing rounds off the top three. The non-hybrid LMP1 crew Stéphane Sarrazin, Egor Orudzhev and Sergey Sirotkin banked a best time of 03:16.159, six-tenths behind the #7 Toyota.

Three Oreca 07-Gibsons lead the way in LMP2. The Graff-SO24 #39 Oreca 07-Gibson set the pole time of 03:25.073 with drivers Tristan Gommendy, Vincent Capillaire and Jonathan Hirschi. Second was the #28 TDS Racing (03:25.345) with the #31 DragonSpeed (03:25.667) in third. The first Ligier JS P217-Gibson, the #22 United Autosports is seventh.

The #95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage AMR topped the timesheets in LMGTE Pro with 03:48.00. Danish driver Marco Sørensen, set the time that put the British marque ahead of the Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK #67 Ford GT (03:48.112). The #63 Corvette C7.R is third on 03:48.830. There are five different constructors in the top five places in the class.

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Meanwhile, in LMGTE Am, it was a Porsche 1-2-3 with Dempsey-Proton Racing’s No. 88 and No. 77 Porsche 911 RSR cars dominating qualifying after finishing first and second – Matteo Cairoli setting the pace in the No.88 for his second consecutive pole. The No. 86 Gulf Racing was third quickest in a similar car making it a hugely successful Le Mans qualifying for the German marque.

There will be one less car on the grid as the #99 Dempsey-Proton Racing has withdrawn from the race following an accident on the Mulsanne Straight during the practice session. By Melissa Warren

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Qualifying result
1 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 - Hybrid LMP1 H 3:17.161 3 3:15.497 2 3:20.494 27 3:15.497
2 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 - Hybrid LMP1 H 3:19.632 29 3:15.908 2 3:20.669 13 3:15.908 +0.411
3 17 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1 - AER LMP1 3:17.633 2 3:17.437 2 3:16.159 2 3:16.159 +0.662
4 3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13 - Gibson LMP1 3:19.603 17 3:18.884 3 3:16.404 9 3:16.404 +0.907
5 11 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1 - AER LMP1 3:20.934 2 3:16.953 2 3:16.665 3 3:16.665 +1.168
6 1 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13 - Gibson LMP1 3:17.313 6 3:16.810 3 3:16.810 +1.313
7 10 DragonSpeed BR Engineering BR1 - Gibson LMP1 3:20.200 3 3:23.672 3 3:25.902 7 3:20.200 +4.703
8 4 Bykolles Racing Team Enso CLM P1/01 - Gibson LMP1 3:25.246 3 3:23.726 5 3:23.109 3 3:23.109 +7.612
9 28 TDS Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:28.840 8 3:27.096 11 3:25.345 3 3:25.345 +9.848
10 31 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:26.804 3 3:26.490 2 3:25.667 2 3:25.667 +10.170
11 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 - Gibson LMP2 3:26.935 2 3:28.471 5 3:25.874 22 3:25.874 +10.377
12 48 Idec Sport Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:27.847 2 3:27.804 17 3:26.011 2 3:26.011 +10.514
13 26 G-Drive Racing Aurus 01 - Gibson LMP2 3:29.107 5 3:28.713 19 3:26.257 3 3:26.257 +10.760
14 22 United Autosports Ligier JSP217 - Gibson LMP2 3:27.338 3 3:27.356 2 3:26.543 3 3:26.543 +11.046
15 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:28.738 26 3:26.821 3 3:27.779 3 3:26.821 +11.324
16 29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217 - Gibson LMP2 3:28.909 3 3:27.107 2 3:27.384 3 3:27.107 +11.610
17 32 United Autosports Ligier JSP217 - Gibson LMP2 3:29.583 3 3:28.779 2 3:27.509 3 3:27.509 +12.012
18 20 High Class Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:32.945 4 3:29.633 2 3:27.610 2 3:27.610 +12.113
19 23 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JSP217 - Gibson LMP2 3:29.821 27 3:27.790 2 3:32.511 21 3:27.790 +12.293
20 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:29.498 3 3:28.569 16 3:28.049 2 3:28.049 +12.552
21 30 Duqueine Engineering Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:28.653 2 3:30.353 12 3:28.195 2 3:28.195 +12.698
22 39 Graff Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:30.970 4 3:28.426 10 3:28.426 +12.929
23 25 Algarve Pro Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:29.126 8 3:28.457 3 3:31.113 6 3:28.457 +12.960
24 43 RLR M Sport / Tower Events Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 3:31.017 2 3:29.137 4 3:28.803 3 3:28.803 +13.306
25 47 Cetilar R. Villorba Corse Dallara P217 - Gibson LMP2 3:29.748 3 3:28.942 2 3:29.556 3 3:28.942 +13.445
26 34 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JSP217 - Gibson LMP2 3:30.744 3 3:30.823 2 3:31.491 17 3:30.744 +15.247
27 49 ARC Bratislava Ligier JSP217 - Gibson LMP2 3:35.480 4 3:44.799 5 3:34.146 8 3:34.146 +18.649
28 50 Larbre Competition Ligier JSP217 - Gibson LMP2 3:38.663 15 3:36.144 18 3:34.913 13 3:34.913 +19.416
29 95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE Pro 3:50.812 2 3:51.948 6 3:48.000 2 3:48.000 +32.503
30 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT LMGTE Pro 3:49.530 22 3:52.831 6 3:48.112 2 3:48.112 +32.615
31 63 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE Pro 3:52.109 5 3:49.424 20 3:48.830 18 3:48.830 +33.333
32 93 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Pro 3:49.558 22 3:50.171 2 3:48.907 2 3:48.907 +33.410
33 82 BMW Team MTEK BMW M8 GTE LMGTE Pro 3:53.498 11 3:51.818 16 3:49.108 2 3:49.108 +33.611
34 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT LMGTE Pro 3:53.053 12 3:50.486 17 3:49.116 18 3:49.116 +33.619
35 92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Pro 3:50.468 2 3:49.388 16 3:49.196 19 3:49.196 +33.699
36 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro 3:50.850 2 3:50.623 20 3:49.391 2 3:49.391 +33.894
37 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT LMGTE Pro 3:53.793 4 3:51.601 9 3:49.511 2 3:49.511 +34.014
38 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT LMGTE Pro 3:51.821 21 3:50.339 13 3:49.546 10 3:49.546 +34.049
39 64 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE Pro 3:52.490 4 3:51.011 22 3:49.573 21 3:49.573 +34.076
40 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro 3:52.128 2 3:51.019 17 3:49.655 2 3:49.655 +34.158
41 91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Pro 3:50.099 24 3:49.921 17 3:51.039 22 3:49.921 +34.424
42 97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE Pro 3:50.037 3 3:52.283 20 3:50.383 23 3:50.037 +34.540
43 94 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Pro 3:50.278 22 3:50.810 20 3:50.593 16 3:50.278 +34.781
44 81 BMW Team MTEK BMW M8 GTE LMGTE Pro 3:51.476 5 3:51.353 14 3:51.353 +35.856
45 88 Dempsey - Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 3:52.454 3 3:54.107 20 3:51.439 2 3:51.439 +35.942
46 89 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro 3:52.997 24 3:53.244 12 3:51.454 12 3:51.454 +35.957
47 77 Dempsey - Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 3:53.408 22 3:54.008 19 3:51.645 2 3:51.645 +36.148
48 86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 3:55.033 24 3:53.571 10 3:51.944 7 3:51.944 +36.447
49 84 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:54.513 23 3:56.154 4 3:52.423 2 3:52.423 +36.926
50 78 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 3:54.324 3 3:54.942 15 3:52.434 2 3:52.434 +36.937
51 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 3:52.750 3 3:55.011 4 3:53.135 2 3:52.750 +37.253
52 54 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:53.793 4 3:52.826 19 3:52.879 2 3:52.826 +37.329
53 57 Car Guy Racing Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:56.034 15 3:53.474 22 3:54.928 2 3:53.474 +37.977
54 85 Keating Motorsports Ford GT LMGTE Am 3:56.579 22 3:53.492 3 3:54.815 8 3:53.492 +37.995
55 60 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:56.147 7 3:53.990 19 3:53.528 2 3:53.528 +38.031
56 98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE Am 3:53.530 4 3:56.136 7 3:53.698 5 3:53.530 +38.033
57 90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE Am 3:53.974 4 3:54.542 18 3:53.606 14 3:53.606 +38.109
58 62 WeatherTech Racing Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:55.544 25 3:54.350 20 3:53.630 2 3:53.630 +38.133
59 70 MR Racing Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:54.737 2 3:55.906 20 3:54.051 12 3:54.051 +38.554
60 83 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:56.333 3 3:54.363 15 3:54.083 18 3:54.083 +38.586
61 61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Am 3:56.072 10 3:56.120 21 3:54.799 2 3:54.799 +39.302
62 99 Dempsey - Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am

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